Dryadella gomes-ferreirae (Pabst) Luer 1978 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Drawing Drawing by Luer

Deep Shade

Common Name Gomes-Ferreira's Dryadella [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species]

Flower Size

Found in Pernambuco state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the ill defined petiolate base leaf that blooms on a very short, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.

CAUTION Luer states that this species is poorly known and that there is only a plant in The Munich Botanical Garden that is identified and cultivated...sooo please use with caution!

Synonyms *Masdevallia gomes-ferreirae Pabst 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Masdevallia gomesii-ferreirae drawing good; Icones Pleurothalidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2004 drawing ok

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